Category: What’s New

2017 SEMA Show Report

This year's SEMA Show packed a huge surprise. For more than a year, we've been working on a '35 pick-up truck based on the proven '33 Hot Rod chassis. We introduced the truck and made the truck section of our website live on the first day of the show. The…Read More

2017 SEMA Show Photos – New Pics Added!

Day 3 Photos We're half way through the 2017 SEMA Show and it's been a ton of fun! Today we are thrilled to have our good friend Cristy Lee in the booth for a little bit. Factory Five Customer Wayne Mills' GTM Supercar. From this angle, you can't even tell…Read More

2017 SEMA Show Preview

I like to say that, "If you're in the car business, you're at SEMA. If you're not at SEMA, you're not in the car business." Well, it's that time of year again, and we're loaded up and heading out to Las Vegas for SEMA 2017. This year, like most, we…Read More

New Gen 3 Coupe Photo Galleries

Last year around this time, we were getting ready to unveil our new Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe at the SEMA Show as a prototype. The other day, before loading our two production Gen 3 Type 65 Coupes (one street and one race model) onto the big rig for this…Read More

818R Competition Chassis Gallery

The Factory Five 818R is the competition/race version of our Subaru-powered 818 Sports Car. The chassis is legal for wheel-to-wheel competition in SCCA and NASA races. Competition chassis comes powdercoated in white. Here are some shots of the 818R frame. Click here to view the full gallery. Front 3/4 view shows…Read More

Challenge Car Chassis Gallery

The Factory Five Challenge Car is the competition/race version of our popular Mk4 Roadster. The chassis with integral cage and ancillary race tubing is an SCCA and NASA legal competition design. Competition chassis comes powdercoated in white. Here are some shots of the impressive Challenge Car frame. Click here to view…Read More

Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe Chassis Gallery

This week, our buddy Dino Petrocelli photographed a number of our latest vehicle chassis.  Here is the Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe standard chassis. It is different than the R-race chassis. While it maintains a full cage, it does not have the race specific door bars and additional tubing required…Read More

Gen 3 Coupe-R Chassis Gallery

Our buddy Dino Petrocelli did some really nice work this week photographing all of our race chassis, and this is the first one he finished: The Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe-R. This year, we decided to change all competition chassis to white powdercoating, keeping the standard chassis black. The Coupe-R…Read More

Gen 3 Coupe Serial #001 Photo Gallery

Our favorite studio photographer Dino Petrocelli shot some great images of our latest generation Type 65 Coupe. This car is production #001 of the Gen 3 Series. The car features a 420 HP Ford 5.0L Coyote crate engine, TKO transmission, independent rear suspension, custom 19″ Forgiato wheels, 325/30/19R and 265/30/19F Toyo…Read More

Rad Canadian Rod Rips Mid-11 Second 1/4 Mile

Customer Chris H. from Weyburn, Saskatchewan built this nasty 6.0L Chevy-powered Factory Five ‘33 coupe in his garage. He built the car from the frame up, did the body & paint himself, and now he drives it on the street and takes it to the strip for fun. ”I just…Read More

Gen 3 Coupe Rips Limerock in 56.313 Sec!

Factory Five customer John George's Gen 3 Coupe-R is captured at speed on the famous Limerock track by photographer Mike Woeller. John would end the weekend winning both Saturday and Sunday races with a best lap time of 56.313 seconds! Click here to view the image gallery. Click here to read…Read More

Coupe-R Wins Twice at Limerock!

Factory Five customer John George has been racing his Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe-R to first places finishes all year long, and this past weekend at Limerock Park in Lakeville, CT, he continued his streak running in two races and finishing first in both! John's fastest lap was a 56.313!…Read More

2017 HB Cruise-In Featured in ReinCarNation Magazine!

This year's traditional Huntington Beach Cruise-In was our 10th anniversary, and as such, it was featured prominently in ReinCarNation Magazine by our good friend Steve Temple. Steve writes for the magazine, and has been a fixture in the replica industry since the 90s. The magazine is the only one that…Read More

818R: Race Car to Rock Star!

A while back, customer Ron Ewerth and his sleek black 818R was featured in an issue of S3 Magazine. Ron has been racing his 818R and getting some great attention. Ron reports that he has been racing with Maxxis tires on and off since 2006 in his drifting program. Since he already…Read More

Snap-On Gen 3 Coupe Build Airs July 20!

Last March, we built an all-new Gen 3 Coupe with the crew from Snap-On Tools here at Factory Five. The build was for a TV show highlighting our new Coupe and Ford's awesome new 5.2L Aluminator 52XS 580 HP crate engine based on the Voodoo engine, but with a conventional…Read More

Let the FE Freedom Ring!

Factory Five customer Al Adkins (call sign RacerAl on The Factory Five Forum) from Stoneville, NC built his Mk4 Roadster starting with our complete kit and installed a powerful 445 stroked FE with Blue Thunder heads and intake, and a TKO 600 transmission. Whitby Motorcars painted his body. Al also…Read More